Re: [Amel] Re: propane/butan


In Europe and many other parts of the world, butane is the fuel of choice
and easier to obtain. When boats arrive in the USA and I am preparing them
for resale, I often have converted them to use propane instead of butane
which is nearly impossible to find here. On the Eno stoves and on
domestically produced replacements I have installed, you need not rejet the
stove or make any other changes to the stove itself. The stove ops manual
used to suggest closing up the igniter distance from the burner but I found
this was not needed. Propane and butane, while very similar, vaporize from
liquid to gas at different pressures so, absolutely for sure, you must
change the pressure regulator when switching between the two fuels. That's
all. Most cruisers carry both regulators after visiting North America and
switch as need demands.

All the best,


Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@...

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Dave_Benjamin
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:52 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: propane/butan

Why butane instead of propane?
Seems like you would need to alter size of jets in similar fashion to
converting from LPG to CNG. Best to consult with ENO or whatever company
manufactured stove.

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<> , Lior <lior246@...> wrote:

hi everybody

does anyone know if it is possible to use butan and propane on amel 54 nr
i am not on the boat now and i also do not have the manuel of the oven.
i had until now propane with regulator of 30 mb. do i need other presure
for butan?

thanks for your help.


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